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Environmental Analysis News

In Memoriam: Gene Fowler

November 2, 2012

It is with great sadness that the PO-EA Program announces the death of its beloved colleague, Gene Fowler.

Farmaggedon: Food Justice Film Series

October 2, 2012

Join us for the second documentary in the Food Justice Film Series, funded by the Mellon Foundation Elemental Arts Initiative, and presented by the EA Program and PO Dining Services.

A Screening of "The Dark Side of Chocolate"

September 23, 2012

Does your favorite chocolate have a bitter taste? It might.

A screening of the "Dark Side of Chocolate"

Thursday, September 27
PO Rose Hills Theater
7:00 p.m.

In Memoriam: Erin Noble EA '07

June 26, 2012In Memoriam: Erin Noble EA '07

The Environmental Analysis Program and the Pomona Alumni community lost a truly wonderful friend, full of enthusiasm, good will, and life this past Saturday, when Erin Noble perished in a light plane crash in Lane County, Oregon (country that he really loved). I feel lucky to have taught Erin in several of my classes. He brought economic theory and environmental conscientiousness together in excellent essays and classroom discussions—all a professor could wish. Outside class he became a strong booster for the program and environmental teaching in general. When he applied to participate in our year end E.A. field trip to Central California and the State Assembly in Sacramento with four other top students, I was thrilled to accept him. He enriched the experience of being ten days on the road for all ten of us with his volunteerism, happy-go-lucky interest and insight. He simply seemed to lift everyone and everything around him. After he graduated he invited me to join part (or all!) of his trans-Oregon Pacific Coast Trail backpack, and I honestly admit that I was sorely tempted. This would have been a highlight memory, I know. Erin left Planet Earth at far too young an age—and the limits of the English language leave me unable to express my sorrow at news of such an early passing. His being was simply a very good thing. — Rick Hazlett

The Greatest Infection of the Sea

June 5, 2012

On Wednesday, June 6th from 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM at Pomona College in the Seaver North Auditorium, the 2012 HHMI summer seminar series will present Capt. Charles Moore. Author of the book Plastic Ocean, Moore works on saving the oceans through the Algalita Marine Research Foundation.

PO-EA Award Winners 2012

May 15, 2012

Pomona had a wonderful graduation today – balmy, soft breezes, lots of joy! And also great news of the number of PO-EA majors who received awards yesterday at class day. Loud cheers to Emery Donovan, who graduated Magna, and won the EA Program award for her work in and out of the classroom; Hsuanwei Fan, who nabbed the Cecil Short Memorial Prize in Music; Jenya Kahn-Lang received a Lorne D. Cooke Memorial Award in Economics; Thuy Ly was awarded the Ted Gleason Award, on the basis of college service as a student of color; and Will Savage was awarded a Morris B. Pendleton Prize in Economics. Their achievements are a wonderful reflection of all the hard work, initiative, and energy that collectively the EA Class of 2012 poured into their life on campus and in the community

Pomona Farm Party

May 3, 2012

Join the Pomona Farm for the best party of the year! There will be LOTS of FREE food on the grill, some great activities to de-stress before finals week, and live music/ jam sessions! Bring instruments and be ready for a fun time.

See you this Thursday, at the Farm, at 4pm! FMI:,

New Frontier Family Farm

May 3, 2012New Frontier Family Farm

New Frontier Family Farm, a sustainable local farm in Ontario/Chino, is excited about opportunities to work with Claremont Colleges students! Whether you have a few hours to help prepare pastures or feed goats, or you want to engage in a longer-term internship or research project, there are great opportunities for you to get involved.

New Frontier is a small, family-owned farm focusing on animal husbandry. They currently sell chicken, but are quickly expanding into dairy and other meats. They sell at farmers markets (hopefully soon including the Claremont market) and direct to customers around Southern California, and have relationships with local restaurants and other businesses. They emphasize humane and sustainable animal husbandry, and are trying to reduce the impact of their operation through reclaimed water, rotating pasture uses, and a variety of other techniques. They’re also lending a huge party of their property to a local non-profit to site a community garden that recently lost its land. The whole property is like a little sustainable oasis in the midst of massive dairy farms and housing developments in Ontario/Chino.
The sad part is that it’s really hard to make all of this work, in today’s world of agriculture and food. They could use help with everyday farm tasks, but also with projects like marketing, organic certification, and other administrative tasks. They focus so much on keeping the farm going every day that they haven’t had much chance to expand their market and increase sales, so if you have an eye for marketing, they could use your help!
You can see more about the farm at and short profile (including photos) on Bowen Close’s website.

If you’re interested, email Prof. Char Miller at He will coordinate interested students with the farm.